Amazon stores Android images in the Cloud

Online retail giant Amazon is furthering its ties to the Android operating system [which runs its Kindle tablets] with a new app that automatically stores images.

Cloud Drive Photos makes it “even easier to upload, store, share and enjoy photos from Android phones and tablets,” the company says. Users get 5GB of free storage, “and have thousands of their photos at their fingertips in the Amazon Cloud… The app makes it simple to save memories into Cloud Drive and have them automatically available on your Kindle Fire or Android Phone or Tablet.” Cusomters can purchase additional storage for $10 a year for 20 GB. The Cloud Drive “uses the same reliable and fast data storage infrastructure used by Amazon to run its own global network of web sites,” the company adds.

The app is here.